Published on: December 17, 2012
Students and staff from LSC-Montgomery recently delivered small, painted toys to St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital for distribution to the hospital’s pediatric patients. Pictured above in center wearing aprons designed for the children are representatives from St. Luke’s: Kim McDonough, manager of pediatric services, and Rev. Randall Trego, head of the chaplaincy department.
Students at Lone Star College-Montgomery played “Santa’s Helper” during the week of finals by painting wooden toys, ceramic piggy banks, and aprons for local charities, including children in the pediatric unit at St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital.
“It’s a way for students to relax in between finals and complete a service project benefitting kids in our community who can’t be home for the holidays,” said Ana Marie Colchado, a coordinator in the office of student life at LSC-Montgomery.
A group of students and staff from LSC-Montgomery delivered the toys this week to Kim McDonough, manager of pediatric services at St. Luke’s, and Rev. Randall Trego, head of the hospital’s chaplaincy department.
With more than 14,000 babies and children cared for each year at St. Luke’s, Debra Staley, manager of marketing and communications for the hospital, said these toys would help bring a smile to their young patients.
“Kids are a big deal here,” said Staley. “We always love having goodies to give as gifts for patients and their siblings—especially this time of year.”
Toys painted by LSC-Montgomery students were also donated to Interfaith of the Woodlands, Montgomery County Youth Services, and Montgomery County Women’s Center.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
With 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.